Hi everybody!!! My name is Stevie Nicole and this is my very first blog post...ever!!! I'm really excited to get started on this!!!
Me in Chris' helmet thingy before heading out
to dinner one night!!!
First, let me start off by telling everybody a little about myself. So here we go...
My name is Stevie Nicole (which by this point you have more than likely already figured out) and as you also have probably figured out, I am a VERY proud Air Force wife!!! I was born in Oklahoma (Go Pokes!!!) and raised in Arkansas(Wooooo Pig Sooie!!!). I'm a very easy going, laid back, and fun-loving person. I am a HUGE sports fan...ANY sport. Football, baseball, basketball, hockey...you name it, I'll watch it, especially when it comes to football!!! On any given Saturday (and Sunday for that matter) in the fall, you will find me (and my husband) either AT a football game, or watching one. We are both incredibly competitive, but believe it or not, I'm usually the one screaming, yelling, and throwing things at the television.
Now that you know a little bit about the person behind the blog, let me tell you about the most important things in my life...my husband, the starting of our own little family, and of course the elephant in the room...the Air Force.
In the fall of 2008, I moved from Oklahoma, where I was a Reading Sufficiency Teacher's Assistant and surrounded by family, to North Carolina. Long story short on that BIG move...I was in a terrible relationship and decided that for my own safety, I desperately needed to get out. So I made the 1,350 mile journey cross-country in my 2001 Nissan Xterra that, mind you, did NOT have cruise control. Needless to say, it was a very long trip all by my lonesome. Now at this point you're probably asking yourself, "Why in the world would she leave a town with her entire family in it, to some place where she didn't know anyone?" Well, to answer that question, I knew one person...my ex-boyfriend/best friend from high school. From the outside looking in, this seems down-right stupid right? Well let's just say that the relationship I was "running away" from, was more than worth it. So I get to the small Air Force town on Goldsboro, North Carolina and begin dating my ex. Long story short, that didn't end well...for him at least. Because of that relationship, I was introduced to Chris, my now husband.
Chris and I met as soon as I got to Goldsboro and just about instantly became friends. Now, I have always had more guy friends than girl friends, because let's be honest...most girls are dramatic biotches. Chris and I continued to build our friendship until it turned into the wonderful relationship we have now. Chris and I dated for a little over a year and then on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 before he had to leave for work (stupid C-shift) he asked me to make him "the happiest man in the world" for the rest of his life and marry him. I, without hesitation, said yes and we immediately began planning our wedding. Chris had found out in March that he was going to be deploying in July to Iraq for 6 months, so we decided to go to the courthouse and get married on Friday, May 28, 2010 (we are having our actual wedding ceremony for friends and family in July 2011). We got the surprise of our lives on the morning of June 1, 2010 when we found out that we were expecting our first child. We have both ALWAYS wanted children, and even though we weren't necessarily trying to get pregnant at that time, we were beyond ecstatic. Since the hubby was going to be deploying for most of the pregnancy, we decided that it would be best for me and our child to have the support of our families, so I temporarily moved back to Oklahoma.
Chris & I a few weeks before we got
Chris & I on our "Courthouse" wedding day!!!
The first picture of our little Peanut at 12.5 weeks!!
My husband is still deployed in Iraq, and even though we get to Skype almost everyday it's still hard. I am currently 20 weeks and 1 day into my pregnancy and everything is going wonderful!!! (I'll post another thing JUST about the pregnancy).
I hope I didn't bore everyone too badly.